Musk's Boring Company bids to build Chicago express travel pods
Elon Musk and his Boring Company have submitted a proposal to build electric pods
CHICAGO — Elon Musk's Boring Company has put in a bid to build an express transit link between O'Hare airport and downtown Chicago.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the city would be accepting proposals to build an express service from the airport to downtown last Wednesday, according to Newsweek.
Soon after Musk tweeted, "The Boring Company will compete to fund, build and operate a high-speed Loop connecting Chicago O'Hare Airport to downtown."
The loop would be a system of tunnels underneath the city that would use electric pods rather than a vacuum tube like the hyperloop concept.
The proposed route would be less than 20 miles and would need to take less than 20 minutes, according to Mayor Emanuel.
The Boring Company will need to present plans on design, finance, construction, operation and maintenance of the Loop system. No taxpayer funding will be made available for the transit project.
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